1976 Buick Regal SR

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by 71staged, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Been a long time since I last posted on the forum. The day before Father's Day, we picked up a 1976 Buick Regal SR. There were many calls and texts received by the seller when the ad appeared on craigslist. The seller received calls from Michigan, Washington, Florida and, of course, a few locals around British Columbia, Canada came by to see the car. I was the only interested buyer, who took the time to fully demo the car and I purchased a day permit to test-drive the Regal. It had storage insurance on it, only.

    I will post a few photos and go into more detail about the Regal, later. There is a link to the seller of this car and the 1971 Buick GS 455 I purchased back in November 2007.

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    Nando
     
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  2. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    A beautiful uncommonly seen car today. Good luck with it!
     
  3. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    That is a sweet looking ride congratulations
     
  4. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Very nice Buick. I've owned quite a few'73 thru '77 Regals/Cutlass/MonteCarlo/GrandPrixs. When they have been taken care of, they drive very nice and smooth. Congratulations on finding a sweet one.
     
  5. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    These cars don't get enough respect. That's a super example you have.

    I had a '77 Regal that got me through college. Still one of the sweetest highway rides of any car I ever owned.
     
  6. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice Mid 70's Regal.
    Where are the SR emblems located on exterior on car?
    Maybe post some close up pics?
     
  7. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    super nice

    and dont bring it to Chicago and park it bcs they will take it :mad: like they did mine a decade plus ago....mine had t-tops :)
     
  8. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your comments, guys. I am learning more about this model of Regal, so there are a few things I have yet to discover. I have been collecting information about the car. The factory brochure and factory GM Chassis and Service Manual came with the car, along with other car ads, photos and a bunch of consecutive years of car show dash plaques. I had received the 1976 Buick Dealer Color and Trim Catalog last week. Yesterday, I received the paperwork I had ordered through Vintage Vehicle Services Inc.. The Buick is a Regal Sport Coupe and not an S/R according to the documentation. S/R models had reclining front bucket seats and a column mounted headlight dimmer switch under RPO code Y/48. The S/R emblems are on the leading edge of the front fender, close to the cornering lamps. This was originally V-6 powered. The original owner transplanted the 350-4 bbl and it has about 1,100 miles on the rebuilt engine since the install and there was about $8 K spent on mechanical upgrades. The Regal has under 35 K miles on it. There were 4,077 1976 Buick Regal Sport Coupes imported to Canada.

    These are photos provided by the seller:

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    Nando.
     
  9. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Earlier, I had mentioned there was a link - a direct link, as I found out - between the seller of the 1976 Buick Regal Sport Coupe and the previous owner of the 1971 Buick GS 455 I bought back in November 2007. When my wife, Geri, and I were travelling to the seller's home for the first time, there was a familiarity to the area. I had been in this area before. When we went to get a day permit to insure the Regal, Rich L,, the seller, asked me what other cars I had owned. I said I had been into Buicks for a long time - since about 1973, when my dad bought his 1971 Buick Skylark. Rich said his brother had a green 1971 Buick GS years back. Then, I quickly clued in when I found out his brother, Mel, was the owner of that particular green GS. I bought the car from Mel in November of 2007. We all had a great laugh over it and Rich said, "My brother is going to have a shi* when he hears this.!" I then knew this was going to weigh heavily in my favour of making a deal to buy the Regal.

    Here's my old GS, which I sold on Canada Day three years ago to member JohnnyGS:

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    Here is a video the day he bought it:

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    Nando.

     
  10. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    I don't believe in coincidence, I believe in fate and destiny..............................
    Still with the model? Looks like a nice gal.
     
  11. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    Very nice car. I'm glad it has a good interior color. I had a 73 with the bright red interior. Never understood that. Enjoy it.
     
  12. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Is that the original color ?
     
  13. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    The paint is Code 37 Independence Red and the car has never been repainted. There are a few touch-ups to be done and a replacement rear right bumper filler panel came with the car. I ordered the left side rear bumper filler panel and it should arrive in another week. I will remove the rear bumper and install the filler panels once they have been painted. Hopefully, this coming Friday I can get the car's exterior detailed with a clay bar treatment and polish. This car has always been garaged.

    The interior trim and Landau top is Code 64T Buckskin Vinyl.

    My wife appreciates the "model" comment. She is still with me, of course. We were married two years ago.

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    Nando.
     
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  14. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    A few more recent pictures I took last week. The weather has been excellent during this time, and I have really enjoyed driving my '76.

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    Nando.
     
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  15. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    A video of my 1976 Regal Sport Coupe running on a cool morning:



    Nando.
     

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